Job Opportunity: Morgan Library & Museum for Curator of Literary Manuscripts

Robert H. Taylor Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts (Full-time) The Morgan Library & Museum seeks a senior curator to lead its Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts. The Robert H. Taylor Curator and Department Head manages, interprets, and advances the Morgan’s notable collection of primarily handwritten documents spanning more than 500 years and including major… Continue reading Job Opportunity: Morgan Library & Museum for Curator of Literary Manuscripts

‘After the Digital Revolution’ workshop call for papers

Are you interested in born-digital records in literary and publishers' archives? If so, send Dr Lise Jaillant a proposal for the first workshop of "After the Digital Revolution," funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. The workshop will be at the John Rylands Library, Manchester (14-15 Sept. 2017). Workshop Highlights: • Internationally-recognised experts, including… Continue reading ‘After the Digital Revolution’ workshop call for papers

University of East Anglia has launched a new British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW)

Here at GLAM we are delighted to announce that the University of East Anglia has launched a new British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW) . The initiative builds on the University’s international reputation for creative writing, the status of Norwich as a UNESCO City of Literature, and UEA’s strong links with writers of world renown… Continue reading University of East Anglia has launched a new British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW)

Improving the user experience

Heather Dean of GLAM(NA) - GLAM's North American sister organisation - has kindly made available the Literary Archives User Study undertaken at the Beinecke Library in 2010. The survey 'was motivated by an interest in working more collaboratively with researchers of literary archives' to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing scholars, and includes… Continue reading Improving the user experience